“One of the days you’re here, we’re going to a strawberry festival. It’s a very Italian thing to do.”
Apparently, most small towns in Italy have an annual festival, celebrating their local harvest or a historic event. Nemi is known for their small wild strawberries – or fragolinas, if you’re feeling Italian. We spent the morning in Nemi, mostly confirming that it was a real place and not a beautiful mirage.
There was a parade. And traditional dancing.
There were many, many strawberries.
Here’s the Nemi skyline:
And now let me take you on a walking tour of almost every street in Nemi…
There was a walking/hiking trail up here, which we didn’t have time to take. (There’s another that goes down to the water.)
The water from this fountain tasted a bit weirder than most, but it was definitely the coolest.